Black Friday’s best deals on comfortable shoes, chosen by podiatrists

Podiatrists and shoppers alike have worn these shoes – and they’re all on sale for Black Friday. (Photo: Amazon, Zappos, QVC)

We’ve got a great reason for you to replenish your footwear stash right now: Black Friday deals on the shoes that podiatrists love. This year’s holiday savings are truly amazing. Save up to 65% or more on the brands you love for comfort and style – Vionic, Brooks, New Balance, Skechers and more. So step up and check out our 10 favorite pairs that are an absolute dream to walk in and are on sale right now.

Vionic Mesh Lace-Up Athletic Sneakers

These cool Venetians were developed by an Australian podiatrist – like all of the brand’s shoes – and are certified by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), the professional medical organization representing the nation’s podiatrists.

Getting the APMA seal of acceptance is a big deal, Melissa Lockwood, DPM, podiatrist at Heartland Foot and Ankle Associates in Bloomington, Illinois, tells Yahoo Life. “They run rigorous tests before applying the seal of acceptance,” she says. “Having that seal of acceptance to let the customer know it’s pedestrian approved – you’re getting a quality product.”

One reviewer wrote, “They have great support, you can’t beat it. I have a narrow/medium foot. They fit me well and don’t touch my ankle bone or hurt my ankle. I wore them on for hours straight out of the box and … the boy was comfortable. I felt safe in them, nothing slippery.”

New Balance DynaSoft Running Shoes Nergize v3

Looking for a comfortable and reliable shoe that comes in a range of great colours? You can’t go wrong with the New Balance DynaSoft Nergize shoes.

These kicks have won plenty of awards. Even professional “dog” whispers fierce about New Balance sneakers: Board-certified podiatrist Ernest L. Isaacson praises New Balance for its comfort and support, and Dr. Nelya Lobkova, ABPM (American Board of Podiatric Medicine) Certified Surgical Podiatrists agree that the brand is “great for preventing generalized foot pain.”

One shopper commented that the New Balance DynaSoft Nergize shoes are “beyond comfortable and stylish. They exceeded my expectations.”

Doussprt Slip-On Walking Shoes

These shoes are an option for people who are on their feet all day, thanks in large part to something called an air cushion.

“Stability, or ‘support’, is probably the most important quality of a sneaker or any other shoe someone needs to be on their feet for more than a few minutes at a time,” explains Richard H. Graves, DPM, of Sol Foot & Ankle Centers in Longwood, California endorses these shoes. do a lot of that work.”

“I have problems finding comfortable work shoes as a nurse,” wrote one of more than 25,000 five-star reviewers. “I’ve had a knee replacement and found these to be the best shoes I’ve had in a long time. Comfortable with just the right amount of support.”

Crocs Unisex-Adult Classic Clogs

The classic Crocs clog has been a staple shoe for so long that it has become iconic – what was once a controversial style is now the entire shoe. So indulge in the kind of all-day comfort you can only dream of, and do it in style!

“They are wide and extremely light,” shares foot surgeon Diane Koshimune of these popular clogs. People love to say that their favorite shoes are “like walking on air,” but as thousands of reviewers can confirm, in the case of Crocs, that’s the absolute truth.”

“I wore Birkenstock sandals full time for 40 years. Then my right heel developed a bad case of plantar fasciitis and I found that wearing Crocs ONLY helped!” admitted one customer. “Now my heels don’t hurt anymore, and the added bonus is that the Crocs are VERY easy to keep clean! I have to hold the heel strap behind my heel to keep them on.”

Yhoon Women’s Walking Shoes

Despite the chunky, supportive sole, these walking shoes are incredibly light – you’ll feel like you’re walking through the clouds!

Dr. says Zaydenberg, board-certified by the American Board of Multi-Specialties in Podiatry, Diabetic Foot Prevention and Treatment and Diabetic Footwear, that the sole offers excellent shock absorption. “The platform is great for heel pain and metatarsalgia [pain in the ball of the foot],” she shares with Yahoo Life.

One of over 10,000 five-star fans wrote, “I work in veterinary medicine and am on my feet 10+ hours a day and wanted comfortable shoes. These are super comfortable and super breathable and light. You can’t beat the beat it too. price. I highly recommend these.”

Brooks Ghost 14 Running Shoe

These kicks are great for running and walking as they have properties that soothe and motivate you.

Dr. Zaydenberg is a big fan of these great kicks from the well-respected brand Brooks. “They are expedient and stretchy,” she told Yahoo Life.

“I love the Brooks Ghost 14s!” wrote a five-star reviewer. “They were comfortable straight out of the box and didn’t need to be broken in. They have great arch support but still provide good cushioning and full support so they’re perfect for all day wear. They have enough room in the toe box, and I have no problem with the heels slipping.”

Skechers Women’s Go Joy Walking Shoe

The stylish Go Joy sneaker is a friend to everyone who suffers from joint pain and foot pain. The slip-on style – which features a pull tab in the back – is a bonus for those with dexterity issues.

“A great pair of walking shoes needs to be supportive, lightweight and good for your specific foot type,” explains podiatrist Dr. Dana Canuso to Yahoo Life, who chose this pair as one of her favorite walking shoes. “My most recommended walking shoe is one with a moderate amount of stability, a supportive arch, and plenty of cushion.”

“Finally… I found the perfect nursing shoe” wrote one of more than 51,000 five-star reviewers. “I recommend 10/10 to anyone who is always on their feet and can’t get on board with the look of nurse clogs.”

Adidas Puremotion Running Shoe

These Adidas are usually at the top of Amazon’s bestseller lists, and for good reason: Not only are they sleek and stylish—they also come in six colors—but they’re also incredibly comfortable for your heels.

Dr. Polina Zaydenberg explains: “The heel lift is great – it helps take the pressure off the back and bottom of the heel. The texture of the material doesn’t create pressure in that part of the foot either.” Zaydenberg is board certified by the American Board of Multispecialty in the Treatment, Prevention and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Wounds and Diabetic Shoes.

“The only sneakers you will ever need,” called one fan of Adidas Puremotion shoes. “I don’t know how I would have made it working in NYC for almost 4 months working 10-12 (sometimes 14+ hours) hour shifts if it wasn’t for these amazing sneakers. I don’t know what other sneakers which I could do. never trust my feet hereafter.”

Savings on these Adidas sneakers vary, but in white, they’re more than 55% off.

Asics Gel Venture 8 Running Shoes

The Asics Gel-Venture 8 Running Shoe provides plenty of traction – perfect for slippery restaurant or hospital floors – and is available in regular and wide widths.

Dr. Zaydenberg is a fan of the Venture 8 rocket sole, which helps to unload pressure from different parts of the foot. It also helps with driving. Additionally, the heel is great for those with plantar fasciitis.

One fan wrote, “These are lightweight sneakers with good arch support. I started wearing them probably 20 years ago when I wanted to be a trail runner and have been wearing them ever since for all my aerobic activities. this particular pair is much lighter than previous pairs.”

Arishi Fresh Foam New Balance v3

Achy feet? Try a pair of these New Balance sneakers with a breathable mesh upper, cushioned sole and responsive inserts for shock support.

Dr. Lobkova says the brand is “great for foot prevention and generalization,” and thousands of shoppers swear by this particular pair.

“Attention girls with bunions, these are the shoes! Surgery on one foot and it is still big callous with most shoes. I now have 2 pairs, the blue/black and the light gray. After a few weeks on my daily 2 mile walk, my callous is doing better and no more pain!” one person gushed. “I’ve tried 3 competitive athletic brand shoes. Right now, these are #1.”

The revisions mentioned above represent the latest versions when they were published.

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